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Wildlife using completed Gold Creek underpasses

This summer, the Washington Department of Transportation has documented wildlife ranging from ducks to coyotes utilizing the newly completed wildlife underpasses at Gold Creek.  These two wildlife underpasses were part of the first phase of construction in the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, and facilitate not only safer movement...

  • By : Jen Watkins
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Second annual report released

As we enter our third year of I-90 Wildlife Watch, we have summarized the results of our project’s second full year from November 2011 through November 2012 into an annual report.  In our second year, over 2,000 visitors reported 282 valid (i.e. presumed authentic) wildlife sightings made in the...

  • By : Jen Watkins
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New video about I-90 Wildlife Watch

In collaboration with our colleagues at the Washington Department of Transportation, we have created a fun new video about I-90 Wildlife Watch. The video, which is only a few minutes in length, uses colorful hand-drawn images and upbeat narration to convey why it’s important to improve habitat connections for...

  • By : Paula
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Sad news: cougar struck by vehicle

Several people have informed us that a cougar was struck by a vehicle on I-90 east of North Bend on Thursday evening, August 16. This upsetting incident was apparently witnessed by many motorists, some of whom reportedly slowed or stopped their vehicles to investigate the scene and protect the...

  • By : Paula
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Rare cougar sighting on I-90

During the busy weekend preceding the 4th of July, a bold cougar apparently decided to try his or her luck and ran into traffic along I-90. The sighting, made around 11pm during a hard rain, was reported by a motorist who was fortunately able to avoid a collision–and then...

  • By : Paula
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Please help us spread the word: PSA, poster, and Facebook

With summer now in full gear (pardon the transportation pun), we’re ramping up our efforts to spread the word about I-90 Wildlife Watch. For example, we’ll be running PSAs on a number of regional radio stations this summer; you can listen to our 30-second PSA here. We’re also distributing posters...

  • By : Paula
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Black bear killed near Hyak on Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend is infamous for its traffic, and I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass is no exception. Sadly, a black bear attempting to cross the busy highway near Hyak on Sunday morning didn’t make it: the 250-pound male was killed by a vehicle in the eastbound lanes after reportedly navigating...

  • By : Paula
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I-90 Wildlife Watch launches Facebook page!

I-90 Wildlife Watch recently launched a Facebook page to share exciting updates with our supporters.  Please take a minute to visit the page, and to indicate that you “like” it. We will use our Facebook page to post interesting wildlife sightings and photos from the I-90 corridor, new reports...

  • By : Paula
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Watch video about summer construction on I-90

WSDOT has created an artistic new video about construction efforts at I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East this summer, which will include work on wildlife crossing structures. You can view the video here.

  • By : Paula
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I-90 Wildlife Watch receives more media coverage in the region

Following the release of our first annual report, I-90 Wildlife Watch has received media coverage in a number of venues–including Seattle King 5 News and the Yakima Herald. This coverage will no doubt help raise the visibility of the project, and thus the number of people looking for and...

  • By : Paula
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